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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard's philosophy emphasize?
(a) Conformity.
(b) Largess.
(c) Rebellion.
(d) Individuality.

2. What is the individual's role in the Enlightenment philosophy?
(a) To ponder existence.
(b) To ponder life's struggles.
(c) To question nothing.
(d) To question authority.

3. What does Hilde realize about Alberto's plan to escape?
(a) The Major will ruin his plan.
(b) She can help him.
(c) Sophie will be a burden to him.
(d) Her father typed Alberto's words.

4. What is Marx's solution to the society's impending collapse?
(a) A classless society.
(b) Democracy.
(c) A monarchy.
(d) A czar as leader.

5. What comes out of the lake by the Major's cabin during Sophie's lesson on the Enlightenment period?
(a) An octopus.
(b) A mermaid.
(c) A cyclops.
(d) A sea serpent.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Freud, why do women suffer from various neuroses?

2. What happens to the Ingebrigtsens' Mercedes?

3. When Darwin begins his studies, how is he best described?

4. What do Joanna and Jeremy do at the garden party?

5. After Sophie's lesson on Berkeley, whom does she run into on her way home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Do you agree with Hegel that philosophers should be mirrors that reflect ideas of their time? Why?

2. Was the point of view change in the story effective? Why?

3. The ideal of the romantics is for complete originality. Does our culture still value that ideal today? How?

4. Were you confused by Darwin's theory at all? Explain how you were or weren't.

5. Why does Hilde get angry when her father orders her to finish the book before his return?

6. In the Enlightenment period, there is an impulse toward mass education and cultural optimism. Do you see any traces of these beliefs in our culture today? How?

7. Why is it ironic that Sophie thinks Berkeley's theory is stupid?

8. What is the author's tone toward Sophie and her mother in the Berkley chapter? Why?

9. Does Marx's idea of a classless society sound appealing? Why?

10. Marx saw problems where workers did not control their workspaces. Is this true today, or is it only applicable during Marx's time? Can you think of an example?

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